The Sleeper Courtyard


Brief - A complete garden upgrade from a tired, crumbling, unsafe, narrow environment to a spacious, modern, safe family courtyard garden with room to play, plant & entertain.

Elements - A 12m long 1.1m high retaining sleeper wall with built in raised beds, 30sqm of new grey sandstone patio & path with fully plumbed in land drainage system underneath, new shadowbox privacy fence & gate, composite decking clad stairs & white gravel surround.

Materials used -

Retaining walls & Raised beds - 89 x Scots Pine (2.4m x 200mm x 100mm) sleepers, 150mm Timba Hex screws, 140mm Spax Flange screws, Visqueen DPC waterproof liner, 4 x bulk bags blended organic topsoil.

Foundation - 100mm high density concrete blocks, 20mm steel reinforcing bars.

Drainage - 80mm perforated pipe, 20mm clean gravel, Terram 1000 geo-textile underlay.

Patio & Path - 55 x (900x600mm) Strata Whitchurch Riven Sandstone Flags in grey, Stone Grey Eazypoint jointing compound.

Surround - 14-20mm Spanish Polar White deco chip, Terram 1000 geo-textile underlay.

Fence - 150mm wide treated softwood fencing boards, 50mm stainless steel nails, 100mm square posts, 38mm rails, Postsaver bitumen sleeves.

Cladding - Ultrashield Naturale WPC Antique square edge decking boards, Ultrashield Naturale screws.

Budget - 17k